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Mystery hacker steals data on 1,000 North Korean defectors in South

SEOUL: The personal information of nearly 1,000 North Koreans who defected to South Korea has been leaked after unknown hackers got access to a resettlement agency’s database, the South Korean Unification Ministry said on Friday. The ministry said it discovered last week that the names, birth dates and addresses of 997 defectors had been stolen through a computer infected with malicious software at an agency called the Hana center, in the southern city of Gumi. “The malware was planted through emails sent by an…

Hacker withdraws Rs3 mn from retired scientist’s bank account

ISLAMABAD: Another case of hacking of bank account has surfaced on Monday and this time a hacker has withdrawn three million rupees from bank account of a retired scientist, ARY News reported. According to details, retired chief scientist of Khan Research Laboratories (KRL) Yousuf Khilji has approached the Supreme Court seeking the chief justice to take notice of this "bank fraud".  He said Rs3 million were withdrawn from his pension account on October 25 and 26. He said he had filed complaint with the Federal…

UK judges block US extradition of alleged hacker Lauri Love

LONDON: British judges on Monday rejected a US request for the extradition of a man accused of hacking into thousands of US government computers in a ruling that could set a precedent for similar pending cases. Lauri Love, 33, faces charges in the United States for allegedly hacking into the networks of the US Federal Reserve, US Army and NASA, among others, in 2012 and 2013. "The reason I've gone through this ordeal is not just to save myself from being kidnapped and locked up for 99 years in a country I've never…

More than 70,000 people affected as cyber attack hits nearly 100 countries

WASHINGTON: A fast-moving wave of cyberattacks swept the globe Friday, apparently exploiting a flaw exposed in documents leaked from the US National Security Agency. The US Department of Homeland Security's computer emergency response team said it was aware of ransomware infections "in several countries around the world." Jakub Kroustek of the security firm Avast said in a blog post update around 2000 GMT,  "We are now seeing more than 75,000 detections... in 99 countries." The attacks -- which experts said affected…